Quando, Quando, Quando (Tell Me When)

Album: Quando, Quando, Quando (1962)
Charted: 95

Songfacts®:

  • For non-Italian speakers, quando means "when," and in English this song is known as "Quando, Quando, Quando (Tell Me When)", with no question mark.

    With music by Tony Renis and original lyrics by Alberto Testa, this was a massive international hit in 1962. A bossa nova/samba type song, it was recorded by Pat Boone with orchestra conducted by Malcolm Lockyer. The song is usually recorded/performed with a full orchestra. The English lyrics are generally credited to Pat Boone, although they have also been credited to Ervin Drake. Whoever made the translation got it spot on.
  • This song has also been translated into other languages and used in a number of films, including The Easy Life (1962) The Blues Brothers (1980) After Hours (1985) and Superman Returns (2006). It was also used in the 2011 episode of The Simpsons titled "The Real Housewives of Fat Tony." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
  • Engelbert Humperdinck's 1999 version made #40 UK.

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